This corner unit is made with a combination of man made boards and timber edging, i can source over 200 various colours and tones of man made boards in melemine faced MDF or Chipboard,
This particular table, probably from the early part of the 20th century, had opened up on one of the boards that make up the table top. The method of using oak keys was employed to keep the joint closed once it had been cramped tight. The use of keys was widely used during the medieval period in door construction, when boards were kept tight with the use of such keys; on a larger scale, whole timber framed buildings are kept tight using a variation of this method. The process involved in this particular project was: 1. Cutting out a jig, 2. Making the keys to fit tight into the cut out, 3. Cramping the table top, 4. Routing out the recess for the keys, and 5. Fitting the keys. Once the glue had dried the cramps were removed.
Floating shelves are shelves without brackets. Here are the frames that are made to fit into the recess in this instance next to a chimney breast. Next comes the MDF that is glued on the underneath of the frame as well as on top. Finally a lipping (front) is fitted to hide the edge of the MDF and the end grain of the frame. The overall finish thickness is around 50mm (2″). Sutable for openings to around 1.5 M. These are then painted by the customer using the same paint that was used on the wall thus giving a seamless floating shelf. Other materials for the top, bottom and fronts can be used for instance a hardwood veneered board or just simple pine boards.
Storage cupboard manufactured using 18mm MDF with pine lippings, the pine on the edge of the MDF (lippings) which is 18mmx25mm prevents the MDF Sagging under weight, allows a suitable fastening for the hinge screws, ordinarily a hinge screw will work loose over time if it is fixed straight into the MDF And a better finish will be achieved when the cupboard is painted.
This floor to ceiling Bookcase with a total length of 4.5Meters and a height of 2.2Meters, has shelving strips fitted into groves on the sides this enables you to create various heights between the shelves at 20mm increments so that you end up with a bookcase tailored to your needs. Joinery grade pine was used with the thickness of the shelves being 25mm or 1”, recommended for shelf lengths of 1M or more, that way there is no danger of sagging. The depth of these shelves is 200mm or 8”.
Its ready for use as is, but I have recommended to the customer that a coat of finishing oil should be applied, this will antique the wood giving the Bookcase a used/aged appearance.
I can also manufacture corner bookcases or one off’s to fit any awkwardly shaped wall. Glass fronted doors are also an option to consider.
This bookcase is made from joinery grade pine with a birch-faced ply back. The pictures show the manufacture and the putting together (clamping up) of the bookcase and finally the completed product. It will be finished in wax by the customer.
These are images of the restoration of a Victorian chest of drawers, finished in Briwax.
With well over thirty years experience in carpentry, and fully functioning static and mobile workshops, I am able to offer all aspects of bespoke carpentry and joinery, as well as standard refurbishments in your home, including doors, stairs, windows, skirting, furniture repairs, flooring, wardrobes, and general repairs and renovations.
This shows a completed shelving unit which was built into a chimney breast in a
Victorian terraced property. The object was to create a copy from a original that
was taken out by a previous owner, using an old photo.